Recognize Your Sacred Ground

The following article is from the Autumn, 2011 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

The phenomena of the wheel of life and of transcendence of suffering arise from the creative display of awareness. If one realizes this, phenomena are pure lands; without such realization, they are ordinary reality. Practitioners neither accept nor reject; they have no reference points. Wherever they look, the sun of radiant awareness dawns on the horizon. This absolute expanse that pervades all space does not need to be created.

It is a great spaciousness that surpasses all grasping thoughts. Regardless of what designs the clouds of mind may take, gathering or separating, the sky of unceasing innate awareness cannot be obscured. The great exaltation of the body of ultimate enlightenment is the changeless, great pervasive sphere.

from Sacred Ground: Jamgon Kongtrul on Pilgrimage and Sacred Geography'by Ngawang Zangpo

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